The Black Mags are a brand new rock’n’roll project founded by Native Nashvillians. Having spent years on the road and in different cities defining their respective sounds, it took a mutual homecoming for brothers Conner and Will Hastings to combine forces. With the formation of The Black Mags, two of Music City’s prodigal sons have returned home to move forward with a new sound in tune with the pulse of a rapidly evolving scene.
The Black Mags were formed from the collision of two very different beginnings. Vocalist/keyboardist Conner Hastings and Canadian-born drummer Jacob Bright began as Hub Cap Annie, a hypnotic lo-fi duo that rapidly rose to prominence in Charleston, South Carolina. The duo spent countless evenings rehearsing after hours in a downtown art gallery, developing chemistry and honing their sound. Seeking room for further growth, HCA relocated to Hastings’ hometown of Nashville, TN. In order to push their musical boundaries, they recruited Conner’s brother Will Hastings to the project shortly after their arrival.
After a year refining their sound, the trio burst onto the Music City circuit as The Black Mags. The combination of Conner’s anthemic and eerie songwriting, Bright’s unique grasp of dynamics, and Will’s arsenal of guitar sounds creates a spooky brand of rock that is all their own. The Black Mags have operated on the word-of-mouth strength of their live shows, which have garnered comparisons to prominent national acts such as Cage the Elephant, Modest Mouse, and the Pixies. The Black Mags steadily developing on-stage reputation led them up and down the East Coast in 2015, quite a feat for a group with no recorded material available at the time.
Recently the band entered Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios to lay down the tracks which will become their first EP…… BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR IT…SUMMER 2016
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